About the Role
The Senior Associate, Workforce Nutrition in close collaboration with the Project Manager, CASCADE will have overall responsibility of the day-to-day operational delivery, project implementation and monitoring of the workforce nutrition programme under the SBN Uganda strategy, ensuring that project outputs and activities are successfully implemented within approved plans, budget, timeline, and quality standards.
The postholder will be expected to take the lead on key project coordination, fundraising and advocacy activities, including contributing to building and maintaining strong partnerships with relevant partners and stakeholders working on workforce nutrition and coordinating the collaboration and implementation of project partners including government, cooperatives, other private sector players – SBN and others, and other implementing partners towards funders.
Key Responsibilities include:
- In collaboration with the CASCADE Project Manager, the GAIN country office and SBN Uganda team, take responsibility for the overall management and implementation of a workforce nutrition project in Uganda to be established within government, private sector, SME and institutions (prisons, schools, etc).
- Managing the project schedule, activity plan and planning milestones, supporting the tracking of progress and deliverables from project partners and implementing countries.
- Coordinate the collaboration and implementation of project partners including government, cooperatives, other private sector players – SBN and others, and other implementing partners towards funders.
- Write donors’ reports in collaboration with project teams, technical teams, funding team and support teams. Ensure narrative reporting and financial accounting meet GAIN and donor’s requirements.
- Support the development of appropriate communication materials, technical documents, advocacy briefs and related materials to drive key project activities.
- Drive the enforcement of workforce nutrition policies in Uganda by facilitating policy dialogues that sensitize organizations to these policies and encourage their implementation.
- Ensure timely monthly project reporting on program progress achieved, program plans, changes in direction and challenges encountered.
- Facilitate accurate project budgeting and forecasting processes, ensuring that activities costs are kept within budgets.
- Support the PST colleagues to generate resource mobilization opportunities and support proposal development for the thematic area.
The ideal candidate should have practical work experience in nutrition, sustainability programmes, or relevant social sector programmes. Experience in public-private partnerships working with private sector and managing partnerships. Solid experience in representation with key donors, government and internal and external stakeholders
The post holder should have experience in project management, implementation, budget and grantee oversight within international development / food industry experience. Demonstrate success in being part of multi-disciplinary teams, engaging with government and private sector stakeholders and collaborators.
You should have Strong ability to build new relationships and work with diverse groups/individuals, ranging from local partners, local authorities, local community groups, civil society and the private sector. The candidate should have an education background in in communications and marketing management/ social science/ economics/business or related work experience.
About our Offer
The starting gross salary on offer for this role is from UGX 59’553’288– UGX 68’118’768 per annum, depending on experience.
GAIN has a fair and competitive salary structure that allows for annual progression subject to good performance. In addition, GAIN offers a total of 37 days holiday per year (including annual leave, public holidays and additional office closure days), an attractive pension scheme and competitive insurance cover including health, travel and life assurance. We are committed to the health of our staff, especially in these challenging times, and have developed a programme of wellbeing that includes flexible and hybrid working, additional leave allowances, wellbeing days, mindfulness coaching and access to independent and confidential counselling.
GAIN also has a strong commitment to professional development. We will support you to grow in your career through both formal and informal training, and are committed to providing opportunities through internal recruitment, secondments, and promotion. All of this is delivered in a supportive and collaborative environment.
GAIN is a Swiss-based foundation that was launched in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with both governments and businesses, we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious food for all people. In particular, we aim to make healthier food choices more desirable, more available, and more affordable. GAIN’s mission is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially those most vulnerable to malnutrition.
Our Working Culture and Environment
We provide a flexible working environment that includes a combination of home and office working opportunities through our global hybrid working policy. This encourages our staff to have a healthy work-life balance and increases staff motivation, enriches employee wellbeing, and improves performance and productivity.
All of our positions are based in one or more of GAIN’s designated offices as stated on our job advertisements. Successful candidates will be based in one of GAIN’s country offices and must have the existing right to live and work within a reasonably commutable distance of the relevant city / cities in which the role is advertised. Please note, that GAIN does not sponsor working visas and relocations.
GAIN reserves the right to withdraw an offer of employment for candidates who are considered to ineligible under the above conditions during or after the recruitment process.
Applicants must have the right to work and be currently based in the advertised country location, to be eligible to apply for this position.
This advert closes on 6th June 2023. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to equality of opportunity and creating an inclusive environment where diversity is valued. We are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation and therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate in.
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